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[Washington, Booker T.] Booker T. Washington.

The life of Booker T. Washington, the most influential Black educational and political leader of the late 19th and early 20th Century. Talks about his stewardship of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. 30 min.

[Washington, Nuh] Call me Nuh & The Last Statement of Nuh Washington

Nuh was a committed member of the Black Panther Party and later, worked with the Black Liberation Army. In the 1970's Nuh was captured along with other Black Panther Party members and later charged and convicted of murder. Evidence has subsequently surfaced suggesting he was unjustly convincted. In this interview Nuh talks about his politics and spirit. Based on an interview in 1988 by Fiona Boneham and Paper Tiger TV. The last statement of Nuh Washington recorded on March 21, 2000. an Francisco, CA: Freedom Archives, [2000]. 20 min.© noticeView this video online
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[Webb, Mona Boulware] The Gods of Beauty: A Portrait of the Visionary Artist Mona Boulware Webb

African American "outsider" artist and mystic, Mona Boulware Webb, discusses her life and work. Her house in Madison, Wisconsin has been transformed into a total art environment, where she has trained a large and increasingly influential group of younger artists to look inside themselves for courage and outside to nature for inspiration. 1995. 30 min.

[Weems, Marianne] Architecture in Performance

This lecture is presented by Marianne Weems, film director and founder of The Builders Association in Brooklyn, a performance and media ensemble which produces multidisciplinary performances that combine new media with the performing arts. The approach of The Builders Association lies at the crossroads of visual arts, architecture and performance. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on December 5, 2007. 65 min.

[Weisman, Ines] Interior Exile and Paper Architecture

This lecture is presented by Ines Weizman, director for the Center for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths College, University of London. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on February 20, 2009. 72 min.

[Weiss, Marion and Manfredi, Michael] Surface/Subsurface

This lecture is presented by Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi of the architectural firm Weiss/Manfredi in New York City. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on October 10, 2007. 87 min.

[Weizman, Eyal and Segal, Rafi] A The Politics of Israeli Architecture: Rafi Segal and Eyal Weizman.

A lecture presented by architects Rafi Segal and Eyal Weizman, centering on issues from their book, "A civilian occupation, the politics of Israeli architecture." The lecture is followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session about their presentation and the concurrent exhibit on the topic at Kroeber Hall. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on March 10, 2004. 103 min.

[Weston, Edward] Remembering Edward Weston

Presents a profile of the life and work of the famed American photographer Edward Weston. His close friends and family talk about his early years in California, the critical trip to Mexico, the significant time spent in New Mexico, his spartan way of living, his first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art and the project prints completed late in his life. Originally produced: Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, c1992. 30 min.

[White, Charles] Griots of Imagery: A Comment on the Art of Romare Bearden and Charles White

A presentation on the art of two Afro-American artists who are true African keepers of history and culture or "griots", based on the 1993 exhibition of Romare Bearden and Charles White. Bearden's art is based on his reflections concerning what he called "the prevalence of ritual" in African-American life. White's art reflects his concern with the struggle of Black Americans to transcend the vissicitudes of American life. 28 min.

[Whiteread, Rachel] House.

Documents the making of "House", a sculpture by Rachel Whiteread created from an ordinary home into one of the most ambitious artworks of recent years. Her artwork was created from Aug.-Oct., 1993 and demolished in 1994, as her "House" generated one of the noisiest cultural storms of recent years. The film is interspersed with extracts from Rachel Whiteread's video diary. 1998. 25 min.

[Whyte, Iain Boyd] Sensual Modernism

A lecture presented by Iain Boyd Whyte, Professor of Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh and scholar of modern German architecture. Here he discusses the architectural creations of 20th century German expressionist architects who created a steel and glass-based architectural style. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on February 12, 2003. 60 min.

[Wideman, John] John Wideman: A Conversation with John Wideman.

Wideman candidly discusses the dilemma of the committed African American intellectual torn between the urban underclass and a predominantly white, middle class literary audience. He writes because "African Americans have to carry alternative versions of reality in our heads and the model for doing that exists in art." 26 min.
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[Wilford ,Michael] Die neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart: Architects James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates

Scottish architect James Stirling describes the architecture and construction of the New State Gallery in Stuttgart. In a very entertaining way while walking around the museum, he outlines the elements used in the architectural design and presents insights into the restrictions of such projects. 1985. 19 min.

[Williams, Frank] High Rise/Skyscraper Design in New York.

A lecture by architect Frank Williams, presenting buildings designed by his firm in New York and around the world including hotels, urban residential and mixed-use commercial buildings. Currently, the firm has under construction a 55 story "W" hotel in Times Square, a 42 story luxury residential tower on Park Avenue in New York and a 51 story residential complex in San Francisco. April 5, 2001. 71 min.

[Williams, Juan] Interview with Juan Williams.

Juan Williams, author of the book and TV series, Eyes on the Prize, speaks at UC Santa Cruz about the civil rights movement in the 1990's.

[Williams, Mabel] Self Respect, Self Defense and Self Determination

Introduction: Angela Davis ; moderator, Rachel Herzing ; speakers, Mabel Williams, Kathleen Cleaver. Mabel Williams and Kathleen Cleaver, two women of the 60s Black liberation struggle share their personal experiences -- resisting the KKK and police repression, forced exile and their international experiences in Third World nations -- and how their their story relates to the struggle today. Recorded in Oakland, California on March 14, 2004. Program presented by Freedom Archives, East Side Arts Alliance, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. 72 min. Dist.: Freedom Archives.

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[Williams, Tod] The New Modernists: Nine American Architects.

Interviews with architects Tod Williams, Billie Tsien, Henry Smith-Miller, Laurie Hawkinson, Steven Holl, Tom Mayne, Michael Rotondi, Stanley Saitowitz, and Mark Mack. Dist.: Michael Blackwood Productions. 1993. 56 min.

[Wilson, August] August Wilson: A Conversation with August Wilson.

The playwright, August Wilson, describes his role as passing down the practical and spiritual wisdom of the African American community and his plays and writings. He expounds upon the influence of black traditions like storytelling and blues music in contributing to his plays. 22 min.
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[Winogrand, Gary] Structure Within the Image

Photographers Barbara Kasten and Garry Winogrand show how every photographer uses a unique structure within his or her work. Discusses framing, line, shape, tone, and pattern and demonstrates ways to structurally improve photographs. 1984. 29 min.

[Winsor, Jackie] Jackie Winsor: Process, Passion, and Perfection.

Conceptual artists and process artists have one thing in common. Both feel a finished product should not be emphasized as art. This video tape documentary takes the viewer on a marathon, non-stop furious pace with New York's process artist Jackie Winsor. She and her assistants, sometimes working continuously in excess of 50 hours, will complete an artwork, only eventually to light it on fire or destroy it with dynamite. (1987?) 22 min.